DARIAH-DE DH-Award 2018ECC wins DARIAH Award
The Team of the Centers Project The Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts by Women Philosophers (ECC) received the DARIAH-DE DH-Award 2018, “Tools and Projects”.
DARIAH-DE is the German contribution to the European research association DARIAH-EU – Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities. DARIAH-DE develops a digital research infrastructure for tools and research data and supports the Arts and Humanities working with digital resources and methods in the Digital Humanities (DH). In order to create lively research networks, digital humanities need an active and forward-looking promotion of future generations. The DARIAH-DE DH-Award from DARIAH-DE supports and encourages students and young scientists in their research, in particular projects that already work and conduct interdisciplinary research. In 2018 the DARIAH-DE DH-Award was presented in the two categories: the DARIAH-DE DH-Award 2018 „Tools and Projects“, which honors innovative projects and tools in the Digital Humanities, and the DARIAH-DE DH-Award 2018 „Studies and concepts“, which focuses on studies or concepts in the DH. The DARIAH-DE DH-Award 2018 “Tools and Projects” was given to the Team of the Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts by Women Philosophers (ECC) at the DARIAH-DE Grand Tour 2018 in Darmstadt.
The Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts by Women Philosophers (ECC) is an online database of the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, a research center funded by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research NRW at the University of Paderborn. Published by Prof. Ruth Hagengruber (University of Paderborn, Director of the Center) and Prof. em. Mary Ellen Waithe (main advisor, Cleveland State University, Ohio), this online encyclopedia is dedicated to the study of women philosophers and their theories, and makes this content freely available. The ECC team, consisting of Niklas Olmes, Roland Mikosch and Janica Albers, conceptualizes collaborative and independently the content-related, graphical and conceptual implementation of the ECC as an online project. Niklas Olmes programs the ECC’s website, for which Roland Mikosch designs and implements the layout. Janica Albers coordinates the project in administrative, technical and editorial regard.
The ECC collects keywords from female philosophers, which enables sustainable women’s research in philosophy and science based on modern tools of the Digital Humanities. The user-friendly interface of the ECC webpage provides an easy access to the philosophical content and allows practicable research via keywords and names. The contents are developed collaborative: All researchers who are considered experts in their field are invited to write entries. After intensive preparation the joint project The Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts by Women’s Philosophers (ECC) went online on June 15, 2018, at www.hwps.de/ecc with about 100 articles.